Tears and Fears

There was hardly a dry eye in America. When Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States last night tears flowed in abundance. They flowed for those who didn’t live to see the day and for those who never thought it would come. They flowed from relief and pride and possibility. Men and women, Black and White, young and old acknowledged how transformative … Continue reading Tears and Fears

Joe the Plumber

I watched the final Presidential debate last night and the discussion about Joe the Plumber.  Joe is a plumber from Toledo, Ohio who challenged Barack Obama because his taxes would go up if he bought his bosses business.  Since the business makes over $250,000 a year his taxes would rise from 36% to 39% under Obama’s plan.  On the surface it seems like a blow to small business … Continue reading Joe the Plumber